Latest LASIK at Wills Laser Vision at Princeton
The world renowned Wills Eye Hospital has partnered with the skilled surgeons of Princeton Eye Group to create Wills Laser Vision at Princeton, offering the latest LASIK and other procedures to improve patients’ lives.
Wills Laser Vision at Princeton was built from the ground up specifically for LASIK. According to ophthalmologist Michael Wong, M.D., this type of refractive surgery offers many patients a better lifestyle.
“LASIK means freedom from spectacles and contacts,” he said. “It means participating in activities without worrying about glasses or contacts. And it’s a relief for patients who have difficulty wearing contact lenses, but don’t want to wear glasses.”
Dr. Wong explains that refractive, or LASIK, surgery has taken many strides in the last 15 years, when it was originally developed for those who were intolerant to contacts. In fact, his statistics indicate LASIK is often safer, in the long run, than wearing contacts.
“We offer our patients a new, blade-free LASIK system called IntraLase® LASIK,” he stated. “All that touches the eye is a precisely controlled laser light. The doctor is there directing, but the laser is controlled by sophisticated computer technology. This has greatly elevated the safety level.”
Thanks to the Wills partnership, Dr. Wong and his colleagues have access to this revolutionary equipment, which he says is identical to what is now widely used by the armed forces and NASA. IntraLase’s accuracy and safety comes from improved eye tracking.
Under the skilled eye surgeon’s direction, the computer scans the iris, finds the pupil and aligns the laser directly over the center. While the laser is on, the computer actively tracks eye movements and compensates. Additionally, the laser will shut down if the patient moves too much.
Dr. Wong notes that refractive surgery is not for every patient. He and his colleagues provide a thorough examination and assessment in order to qualify patients for the procedure. In some cases, the cornea isn’t clear, or is too thin, for LASIK.
In other cases, the patient is too young and, because refraction still is changing, should wait. And, some older patients are beginning to see cloudy cataracts, and need to consider other options.
“Coming to Wills Laser Vision at Princeton means you have access to experienced Princeton Eye Group surgeons using the latest tools who are backed by Wills Eye Hospital’s unprecedented quality,” he added.
In addition to LASIK, Princeton Eye Group offers routine eye exams, contacts and glasses, no-stitch cataract surgery, corneal transplants, eyelid and orbital plastic surgery, retina laser treatment, and BOTOX® and cosmetic procedures.
Dr. Wong is joined in the practice by ophthalmologists Stephen Felton, M.D., Ph.D, Richard Wong, M.D., R. David Reynolds, M.D., Anita Miedziak, M.D., Samuel Liu, M.D., Ph.D., and John Epstein, M.D., as well as optometrists Mindy Berger, O.D., and Deadra Sanders, O.D. Sam Morgenstern, FNAO, FOAA, has been with the practice and running its Optical Shoppes for 18 years.
More information about Princeton Eye Group, Wills Laser at Princeton and LASIK may be found online at www.princetoneyegroup.com, or by calling (609) 924-9200.
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